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How to Write a Round-Closing Pitch Deck: Advice from Someone Who’s Been There

Editor’s Note: The following is a transcription from ‘How to Write a Round-Closing Pitch Deck,’ a presentation given at 500 Startups by Daniel Kador, co-founder at Keen IO. So, who am I?...
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Tribeca Film Festival Imagination Talks Powered by Hatchery

Tribeca Film Festival® and The Hatchery® together host some of the most influential, provocative, and groundbreaking creative minds for an all-day summit on what happens when our wildest dreams...
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SaaS Metrics: What is MRR & how is it used in SaaS and Subscription Businesses

MRR is an acronym for  Monthly Recurring Revenue, which can be contracted, committed, or a predictable revenue stream. A primary purpose of MRR is to permit performance reporting across dissimilar subscriptions terms....
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How much does your startup need to raise

Raising massive rounds these days is so commonplace that most of us tune out fundraising news altogether. The fundraising environment has changed so dramatically over the past four years, it’s almost...
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The 7-Step Hiring Blueprint that Built Netflix

First Round recently put out a great profile of John Ciancutti, Chief Product Officer at Coursera. Prior to joining Coursera, Ciancutti was responsible for building Netflix’s engineering operations from a four-person...
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Intellectual property for startups

The early stages of a new business can be a whirlwind. Building the team, structuring the company, attracting investment and developing the product, key partnerships, sales channels and marketing...
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Movie Techniques Get Your Audience in Sync

Recent findings from Princeton professor Uri Hasson show that certain movies can actually synchronize the brains of the audience. The article reports that viewers “tend to blink at the same time,” and...
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What Makes a Great Product Manager?

As a follow up to our collection of Product Management Tools last week, we asked 10 product pros in the PH community what it takes to be a great product manager....
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Strategic Investors – You’ll Have Sold Your Company. You Just Won’t Know It.

According to CB Insights, 30% of fundraising dollars in Q1 2014 was from strategic (or corporate) investors, with corporate VC funds participating in 15% of all rounds. The discussion invariably...
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What Standup Comedians Can Teach Us About Visual Storytelling

I used to think standup comedywas all about the words. And don’t get me wrong—the way a joke is crafted is very important. But the delivery is equally important. And...
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